FLORIDA – Chad Thomas’s talents are music to the ears. The 18-year old from Miami, Florida plays 9 instruments and is proficient at hitting the right notes. “I’ve got a major love for music so I just took it upon myself to learn how to play the instruments that I hear in the songs” says Thomas.
He also excels at hitting the quarterback. The 6-5, 240 pound defense end received 150 scholarship offers from universities around the country. Yes, 150 but they weren’t just for football, many were for music. Thomas chose the University of Miami and the Frost School of Music. “My plans on the future, you know I’m going to U. M. for music technology and I’m playing football. If I make it to the NFL that’ll be a blessing for me.”
The high school senior says if football goes away, he’ll have his academics and music to fall back on. Time will tell if Chad Thomas’s talents lead him to be the next Ray Lewis or Drake.